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Swiss Chard Soup

Sunday, September 01, 2013

What a great time of year for local fresh veggies (and fruits too, of course). The Swiss chard was so gorgeous at the grocery store yesterday, and just $5 for 2 ginormous bunches.

With carrot, onion, garlic, tomatoes, oregano, thyme and (not strictly R2R) 1 can of those red kidney beans to be used up from my pantry, I've made a lovely soup with great colour and texture. Whirred three cups through the food processor and left the balance "chunky".

Great flavour too!


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_LINDA 9/3/2013 7:42PM

    It was heaven at the farmer's market on the weekend -they had the first parsnips out (my favorite veggie)and chard, kohlrabi, potatoes, carrots and even great looking broccoli and cauliflower! Beans of course, was just too much for us to handle on our long walk home, as it was I put ten pounds of stuff in my tilly vest back pocket :P makes me not want to gain any more weight back feeling that extra burden!!
Your soup sounds awesome!

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KANOE10 9/2/2013 4:41PM

    Swiss chard can be so beautiful. Your soup sounds yummy. I am not giving up the legumes either!


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DONNACFIT 9/2/2013 1:02PM

    Thanks for the recipe..I have lots of swiss chard in my garden!!

Happy September!!

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FIFIFRIZZLE 9/2/2013 1:18AM

    Yum, we call this silver beet in NZ, it is a garden staple. I have a jug of tomato soup in my fridge door, I make up a batch of soup every week and whenever I am hungry I heat up a cup. But I never thought of adding beans for protein, I might try that to improve the satiety value!

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BOOKAPHILE 9/1/2013 11:56PM

    Mmmm! I can only imagine the aroma, too. Enjoy your greens!

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PHEBESS 9/1/2013 11:38PM

    Sounds wonderful!

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CARRAND 9/1/2013 8:03PM

    Sounds great!

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PHOENIX1949 9/1/2013 2:51PM

    Soups & smoothies cover my veggie intake here as I have problems digesting raw or steamed ones. I love making soups in the crock pot. It's still in the triple-digits weather here now so not very soupy weather yet. Enjoying your new ideas.

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TRAVELGRRL 9/1/2013 12:54PM

    I love that you are so adventuresome with your soups! I'm just not very creative apparently and always need a recipe (at least to start with). Right now in my fridge is Rustic Lentil Tomato Soup. It does have 1 cup of pasta but other than that is R2R friendly!

Thanks for giving us the report on your latest souper idea! (groan) emoticon

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KALIGIRL 9/1/2013 12:25PM

    Sounds wonderful!

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VALERIEMAHA 9/1/2013 12:12PM

    I'm ON IT!

R2R? Hmmmm...let's see:

Rags to Riches
Resistance to Results Process
Record to report
R-2R resistor ladder network
Right to Reply
Run to Run Control System

On second thought, I think I need to delve into that prior blog of yours to see if you've explained it!

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MEADSBAY 9/1/2013 11:35AM

    I'm not a huge fan of greens (baby spinach in a smoothie or salad is about it for me) but I saw a bag of organic baby greens (a mix) yesterday that appealed to me but I couldn't think how I would use them- maybe I'll try some soup.

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ONEKIDSMOM 9/1/2013 11:34AM

    Thought of you yesterday when I simmered a huge pot of cabbage, tomatoes, onions, peppers, celery and a single boullion cube down into my own version of an R2R soup. Added oregano leaves, garlic powder, rosemary and black pepper and it was YUMMY. And I have leftovers to linger into the week!

You inspire me daily... Spark on! emoticon

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MRSJERRYBUSH 9/1/2013 10:57AM

    Oh, I want to try that--have carrots, chard and onions in the garden.

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TRENTDREAMER 9/1/2013 10:51AM

    Sounds really healthy and really good!

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NANCY- 9/1/2013 10:24AM

    You have found a wonderful balance with the soups. (and know how to get me salivating.)

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